2021 Ram 1500
Features & Specs
2021 FordF-150
305 hp
Engine Power
290 hp
269 lb-ft
Engine Torque
265 lb-ft
26.0 gal
Fuel Capacity
23.0 gal
Standard
Folding Rear Seats
Only Available On Higher Trims

2021 Ram 1500 vs Ford F-150

If you are looking for a powerful truck that can get the job done and still look great doing it, then there are only two options, the Ram 1500 and the Ford F-150. The Ram comes with several amazing engine options, luxury seating, and a ton of high-tech equipment, while the Ford F-150 is the staple of Fors lineup and has a terrific towing and payload capacity. Both of these pickups would make a wonderful addition to your driveway or job site, but which one has the advantage? For the answer, we have compared these legendary trucks. Continue reading to see which one comes out on top!

2021 Ram 1500 Power & Handling

While most trucks come with one or two powerful engines, the 2021 Ram 1500 has four. Most trims will see a 3.6-liter V6 that pumps out an amazing 205 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. This engine comes with an eTorque system which improves the Ram 1500's fuel economy and engine stop/start system. There is the option of a 5.7-liter V8 that pumps out a rip-roaring 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque which is available with or without the eTorque. The Ram also comes with a diesel engine, a diesel-powered and turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 with 260 horsepower and an astounding 480 lb-ft of torque. New this year to the Ram 1500 lineup is the TRX which provides drivers with a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that torches the pavement with 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. Each engine pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission and the choice of rear-wheel or all-wheel-drive.

2021 Ford F-150 Power & Handling

There are several engine options also available for the Ford F-150. Most trims come with a 3.3-liter V6 that gets you 290 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. Optional engines are the turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 that comes with 325 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque, a 5.0-liter V8 that comes with 400 horsepower, or a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 that also has 400 horsepower. The Ford F-150 also has a diesel engine option, and it's a turbocharged and diesel-powered 3.0-liter V6 that kicks out 250 horsepower and a pretty good 440 lb-ft of torque. Each engine comes with an automatic transmission and your choice of rear or four-wheel-drive. We like these numbers, but the Ram 1500 is a little more powerful.

2021 Ram 1500 Features & Design

With seven trim levels, the Ram 1500 is never short on choice when it comes to features. The base trim level is the Tradesman, which comes with18-inch steel wheels, a 5-inch touchscreen, air conditioning, and trailer sway damping. Up next is the Big Horn, which adds to this with foglights and the option of an 8.4 or 12-inch touchscreen that comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Want to venture out into the wilderness? The Rebel trim is perfect for this. It comes with all the latest off-road features such as upgraded shocks and suspension tuning, larger all-terrain tires, hill descent control, four underbody skid plates, and an electronic rear axle. More luxury items are found on the Laramie, which brings in a standard 8.4-inch touchscreen, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, and forward collision mitigation. The Longhorn and Limited add to this with ide steps, reclining heated rear seats, front and rear parking sensors, a 12-inch touchscreen, four-corner air suspension, premium-leather bucket seats blind-spot monitoring. The new TRX rounds things out with more performance-enhanced features, including a 2-inch suspension lift, upgraded brakes, launch control, and 35-inch all-terrain tires.

2021 Ford F-150 Features & Design

There is one less trim available for the Ford F-150, and there are some terrific features on each. The base trim level is the XL which kicks things off with trailer sway control, single-zone air conditioning, vinyl flooring, and an 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Then there is the Lariat which adds LED bed lighting, 12-inch center touchscreen, dual-zone climate control, and remote start. Luxury items come in the form of the Kind Ranch as it comes with LED headlights and taillights, a heated steering wheel, an eight-speaker stereo system, and wireless smartphone charging. Topping the trim levels is the Limited, as it brings in power running boards, specialized leather upholstery, massaging front seats, a 360-degree camera system, and a two-panel moonroof.

Conclusion:

While there is a lot to love about both of these pickups, we will give the victory to the 2021 Ram 1500! The Ram comes with some amazing engines and several fun features which easily edge out the Ford F-150. Are you ready to get behind the wheel of the Ram 1500? Head down to Dick Scott CDJR and schedule a test drive with our incredible sales team! If you find a trim you like, be sure to stop by our finance department, where we will get you one of the best deals around. Would you rather shop online? Be sure to check out our entire Ram 1500 inventory here on our website!


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